Transportation Alternatives Bike/Walk/Shop & Eat
My story about the event on Streetsblog.
Last Sunday I attended an event thrown by Transportation Alternatives, an organization that I volunteer for. As a cyclist I am in debt to the work TA does to improve the city for people not driving cars. As a pedestrian, I am again thankful to TA because they lobby for improved conditions for everyone outside of cars. What's surprising is that despite the massive population of New York, the membership in TA is lower than that of a similar organization out west, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. If you're not a member, but you walk, cycle, take the bus or subway, you can show your support by becoming a member. (There are tons of perks too.)
One of the projects TA is working on currently is remaking 5th and 6th Avenues into "Complete Streets," which are streets that take into account everyone that is using them––not just speeding taxis, and delivery trucks. Read my story on Streetsblog here.
Side note: Thanks to all the businesses that took part in the day, offering discounts and freebies and more. If you're ever wondering *where to buy a bicycle, Zen Bikes is amazing, and I highly recommend checking them out.